Ray Goudey's Visit to the Jetstar Prototype
at  the
 Museum of Flight Restoration Center

On Thursday, May 18, 2006, Ray Goudey, retired Lockheed Test Pilot, the man who flew the very first, and the very last flight, of the Jetstar prototype airplane, 25 years apart, revisited the airplane at the Museum of Flight's Restoration Center at Paine Field in Everett, Washington.  He had been invited by Museum volunteer Jim Goodall, and was accompanied by his wife Jeri and son-in-law Doug.

Ray Goudey

Ray Goudey

From Ray's Scrap Book


Ray showing his Jetstar Scrapbook to Jim Goodall, Museum SR-71 expert, along with wife Jeri.


A happy Ray, back with his 'baby'

Ray Goudey  Doug Boehme

After 25 years, back in the "Driver's Seat" !


Sharing memories with Tom Cathcart, Chief of the Restoration Center


An especially happy reunion came for Ray when he got to sit on the cockpit of the Museum's Grumman F4F Wildcat, currently under-going restoration.  Ray flew these airplanes during WW II.  Talk about memories !
(The airplane actually is a General Motors built Wildcat which had the designation of FM-2.)


Sampling the 'competition', Ray tries out the Captain's seat of the Museum's Boeing 727 Prototype airplane - N7001U.

And, yes,....that's me with Ray.  What an honor !  Ray loaned Jim Goodall his scrapbook, and with the information it contains,  I hope to add many more details and photos to webpages covering both the Jetstar and Ray's great flying career.  Thank You, Ray !

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Revised 19 May 2006
Revised 8 Jun 2006